NSW may stop movement of bees following detection of deadly varroa mite parasite

26/06/2022 7:25:00 AM

NSW may stop movement of bees following detection of deadly varroa mite parasite

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NSW may stop movement of bees following detection of deadly varroa mite parasite

A biosecurity zone put in place last week at the Port of Newcastle following the detection of a deadly parasite is set to be extended to the whole of New South Wales, the ABC understands.

The mite spreads viruses that cripple the ability of bees to fly, gather food or emerge from their cell to be born.It also significantly reduces their ability to pollinate crops.On Friday, it was detected in Newcastle, prompting the state government to put in place an “emergency biosecurity zone” around the major port.

That meant beekeepers within 50 kilometres of the port were ordered not to move hives or equipment in or out of that area.That zone is now set to be extended statewide the ABC has learned.The NSW government says a varroa mite outbreak could cost the honey industry $70 million a year.

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I remember watching a doco (abc sbs?) Years ago, about the person up north who was the line of defence for Australia. I remember thinking...why do we only have 1 person trying to prevent this disaster. Unfortunate and frustrating but Important and necessary. Princess Ruby back in dock If only bees had some way of overcoming this ban on their movements

Have visions of perrotet with a net ..... teeny tiny little bee fences to keep them in their paddocks... Bring in the dogs I also think the govt has been cost cutting border security for these types of threats ... we used to have better quarantine and storage for suspect items. You report it could cost the bee industry 70 bill in lost honey. Bees have other uses.. they pollinate our food, if they die we will too in a few years. Very poor reporting of this very serious issue. It isnt just about money.. it is about our survival

OMG this is horrendous for our bees they could be wiped out. 🥲 Bees being forced in to lockdown!!! Some one tell Avi and Clive Freedom Palmer!!! Dansfault

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The mite spreads viruses that cripple the ability of bees to fly, gather food or emerge from their cell to be born. It also significantly reduces their ability to pollinate crops. On Friday, it was detected in Newcastle, prompting the state government to put in place an “emergency biosecurity zone” around the major port. I’m lost for words, I can’t believe we won that game. That meant beekeepers within 50 kilometres of the port were ordered not to move hives or equipment in or out of that area. That zone is now set to be extended statewide the ABC has learned.46pm Welcome to Country Local elder Aunty Violet Sheridan has delivered a stirring welcome to country on behalf of the Ngunnawal people.

The NSW government says a varroa mite outbreak could cost the honey industry $70 million a year.37pm Ali B gracious as always Maroons captain Ali Brigginshaw, as always a class act, congratulates the Blues on their win and pays tribute to her teammates. Australia has been the only continent to remain free of the parasite, with previous detections in Queensland and Victoria eradicated More to come. .